Elephant Hills Jungle and Lake Camp Safari

Spend 3 days exploring the stunning landscapes of Southern Thailand. Continue to Elephant Hills and learn about the Asian elephant first hand as we care for these magnificent animals. From Elephant Hills we explore the surrounding landscape through canoe rides and soft treks, unveiling this spectacular region of Thailand.

Best time to travel: October to March.

Prices are seasonal, twin-sharing and include accommodation, all meals transfers and tours with a professional English speaking guide. Please contact us for an individual quote.


Elephant Hills Jungle and Lake Camp Safari at a glance
  • Day 1: Phuket / Khao Lak / Krabi / Surat Thani - Elephant Hills Elephant Camp
  • Day 2: Elephant Hills Lake Camp
  • Day 3: Elephant Hills - Phuket / Khao Lak / Krabi / Surat Thani
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Day 1: Transfer to Elephant Hills, The Amazing Elephant Experience

Transfer from the airport or hotel to Elephant Hills Camp in Khao Sok. Upon arrival at Elephant Hills Camp, a buffet lunch is served at 12:00 pm, and a variety of delicious Thai dishes cooked not too spicy awaits you.

Get out of the canoe and head over to the elephant park. Here you can see, touch and learn about the life of Thai elephants and about the Elephant Hills elephant conservation project. Your guide will also teach you about the mahout, the elephant caretaker. While participating in our amazing Elephant Experience you will get very close to and even get your hands on these magnificent animals, you will have the chance to interact with them and learn the secrets of their mahouts. You will prepare and feed them one of their daily meals, including the dietary supplements that help with their digestion and their overall well-being. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to really experience the Asian Elephant, this part of the world’s largest land animal!

After all this activity close to nature it is time for a hot shower in the unique bathroom of your luxury safari tent. Relax and enjoy the panoramic views of the surrounding jungle-covered mountains – this is 100% real nature! A wide selection of cocktails, wines, and spirits is available at the “Jungle Explorer’s club bar”. Optional evening entertainment includes a movie presentation, a traditional Thai dance performance from local school children, and a cooking demonstration, where you learn how to properly prepare Thai specialties. At 8:00 pm it is time for dinner in this unique location beside the rainforest, the sounds and the atmosphere will make this a memorable meal.

Spend the night in your luxury safari tent with a comfortable bed, reading lights, hot water, and a Western-style toilet. The tents’ doors and windows are covered with mosquito netting as well as canvas flaps, so insects and reptiles will not bother you. Temperatures at night drop a little, and the tents are well-ventilated; blankets keep you warm in the chill of the night. This is a real luxury so close to the heart of the rainforest!

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Day 2: Spectacular Cheow Larn Lake.

Wake up to the sounds of nature and birds calling from the bushes next to the tent. By the time the sun comes up and the mist over the rainforest-covered mountains to the south of Elephant Hills clears, gibbons’ territorial morning calls echo down the valley. Tea and coffee-making facilities are available in your tent for early risers; breakfast is at your leisure.

Spectacular Cheow-Larn-Lake

Today you will explore Cheow-Larn-Lake by local long-tail boat. Cruise across emerald waters passing towering rainforest-covered Limestone Mountains to the “Guilin” of Southern Thailand. The Cheow-Larn-Lake is a little-known wonder of southern Thailand and features a first-class habitat for wild elephants, the rare Asian ox, hornbills and hundreds of other tropical birds, various monkey species, amphibians, reptiles, and even tigers and leopards. This combined with a myriad of other species hidden in the rainforest-covered hills makes it one of the most unique and important areas of rainforest in South East Asia. Take your time to marvel at the majestic mountains rising sheer out of the water and experience nature at its best!

Lunch on a floating luxury camp

Head to the floating Elephant Hills Rainforest Camp, situated in the heart of the national park, where our staff will check you into your luxury tent with private en-suite bathrooms, solar- and wind-powered electricity, and hot and cold water showers. Find all the conveniences of a modern hotel room inside, combined with solid beds, tea, and coffee-making facilities, and totally unspoiled nature right at your doorstep. Sit back and enjoy the surrounding views of Cheow-Larn-Lake whilst enjoying a fabulous buffet lunch of Thai dishes which are prepared directly on the property.

A walk to remember – deep into the jungle

Well-invigorated you will come face to face with the jungle by exploring it on foot. It is not an army survival exercise, even though the trail is quite steep and times and can be slippery when wet – please talk to your guide if you are feeling unsure about the trek. But remember: There are no prizes for the fastest, snakes and spiders do not jump out at you – it is just an excellent opportunity to explore the ecology of one of the world’s oldest rainforests, to see a great variety of exotic plants, tropical hardwood trees with huge roots, orchids, palms, ferns, bamboos, mosses… the variety is huge.

Birds such as the hornbill live high up above, gibbons can often be heard calling to their mates, a macaque or a leaf monkey may be swinging through the branches, and beautiful butterflies buzz around – every day is different, but it is always truly wonderful to discover the great variety of life-forms that co-exists here together. 

 Watch the sun set behind the towering limestone mountains from the deckchair in front of your tent after a refreshing dip in the water and the inevitable shower. Dinner will be served shortly, and then it is only you and the intriguing sounds of nature under a starlit sky.

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Day 3: Flora and Fauna in the Fabulous Forest.

After breakfast, your guide will invite you to join in on a guided canoe safari into the little channels and side arms of Cheow-Lan-Lake. Take one of our kayaks and start scanning the tree tops for lazy hornbill birds or energetic primates. You will find yourself in heart of the rainforest on a silent adventure – words cannot do this experience justice.

One last lunch- Before travelling on, the last lunch is served at the floating tented camp. then it is time to return to the pier and move on to your next destination.



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